End of 2013

So it’s the end of 2013. It’s been a great year. We’ve accomplished a lot and have a long ways to go. Here are some things that happened at The Flood Team that you may not have known about. We’d like to share them as our holiday letter. First and foremost we helped a ton … Continued

Water Removal

Water Removal is the basis of our business. Our company prides itself in only doing water removal and water damage loss. Though water remediation seems like it’s only a small business, it actually can involve a lot of different work. best custom writing Sources of water damage vary from natural disasters to faulty faucets. One … Continued

Commercial Water Removal

Today we are going to talk about commercial water removal. Flooding and mold can happen to anyone. Living in a modern society with so much plumbing is a major cause, and though it can happen to everyone not all flooding is the same. As we discussed in an earlier blog post there are different categories … Continued

Octi-dry

Do you have drywall or cabinets in your house that were part of a water damage loss? If it’s a category one loss then this is the tool for you. The octi-dry system is used in tandem with blowers. When you have a category one water loss many times the water wicks up the walls. … Continued

Electrical Safety and Water Losses

When you have a water loss in your house electrical systems are bound to be involved. Water is a natural conductor of electricity so safety precautions must be followed. If you have a water loss it is best to stay out of the affected area. Also, don’t touch or unplug any electrical equipment that is … Continued

Category 3

Water losses are broken up into different categories. Category 3 is the worst. Category 3 means that the water contains lots of contaminants. Usually when we deal with category 3 losses we are dealing with sewage. So when we do a this kind of cleanup we have to take extra steps to make sure everything … Continued

Scoping for Insurance and Records

When The Flood Team or any water restoration company visits a potential customer one of the most important things is building a scope. Building a scope, or “scoping” is taking in all applicable data from a water loss and identifying the cost and time frame it will take to fix it. The scope is so … Continued

Why we Always extract carpet and pad

When you have a water damage loss involving carpeted floors you need to think of it less like carpet and more like a swimming pool. A carpeted floor can hold a lot of water. Imagine you wanted to remove all the water from you swimming pool. How would you start? You wouldn’t start by putting … Continued

Specialty Floor Drying

So when we rearranged the shop we had to work with all of our specialty drying equipment. What is specialty drying equipment you ask? It is, in short, equipment used to dry specialty surfaces like hardwood and tile. Because of the way these surfaces are installed in a home or commercial building they cannot be … Continued

Flash Floods

Hello everyone. Recently there has been a lot of rain and flash flooding, and we wanted to give you a few reminders about how to protect yourself from water damage during these severe weather times. 1. If you have a sump pump please make sure you are using it in accordance with the factory directions. … Continued

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